Notodontidae : Notodontinae
  Prev | Next  
Photo © Terry Box,  Lyons Gate - 23 May 2004

Immature stages

Similar Dorset Species
Maple Prominent
Ptilodon cucullina
Upload a Photo
Coxcomb Prominent
Ptilodon capucina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2008 / 71.021

Davey, P., 2009: A species that occurs widely across Britain, the larva feeding on a wide range of deciduous trees. In Dorset, the moth is a widespread species and ranges from frequent in deciduous woodland, particularly alder and birch woodland, to rare in open, tree-less habitat. It appears to be at a marginally lower density than the other regular, deciduous-woodland Prominent species.

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-22mm
Flight: April - June and August - September
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Pale Prominent | Maple Prominent >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
20/09/201919SY98 Wareham
26/08/201919SY49 Bridport
14/08/201919SY78 Broadmayne
02/08/2019+9SY98 Wareham
02/08/201919SU00 Wimborne

We need your records!
Do you have records of Coxcomb Prominent?
Put your own dot on the map!

Golden Cinnabar Membership

  • Help with running costs of
  • View detailed maps
  • List detailed species records
  • 12 month membership
   You can really help...

Copyright © Lepidoptera UK 2024
Click Map for Details...

  Immature   Adult
Show Details | 1990 to 2019 | 2000 to 2019 | Graph Key
© 2024 NOLA®; Database using MapMate® Digital Maps © Bartholomew 2010. Design © Jim Wheeler 2024
This site requires necessary cookies to function correctly. We'd also like to set Google analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept all cookies. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this will affect how the website functions. Cookies Policy